June 7, 2018 Subject:
All here . The voices from our past. Thought provoking. They do things differently here. A salutary lesson in war. A must for any student of history. Thank you.
June 18, 2016 Subject:
76 Years Ago
76 Years ago today 6-18-1940, Winston Churchill gave his speech, Our Finest Hour.
February 9, 2013 Subject:
This set is excellent and full of history. It's too bad that people who didn't even live through it, want to politicize. There's a word for them, but I'm too polite to say it.
October 8, 2011 Subject:
If you doubt the validity of World War 2, then Shadows Girl, you should try reading The Rape Of Nanking by Iris Chang, or any book about what the Nazis were all about. And here, in the United States, we enjoy more freedom than in any other country in the world, now or in any other time. Sure, not all wars are just, and war is in no way glorious or even wanted, but some wars are necessary. If you know the history of the world you will realize this and come out of the shadows.
March 23, 2011 Subject:
Reporting and Propaganda
When the time comes that a nation is involved in a war the first thing a government has to do (in order to make sure that enough of ITS people will be willing to go and kill the people of another country) is to make the people of the "enemy" nation appear as less than human.
And they will use lies, racial slurs and whatever else they feel they need to get that job done.
People have qualms about killing other people.
They have no problem killing sub-human animals.
Until...that is...after they come home and begin to think about it.
ALL NATIONS HAVE DONE AND CONTINUE TO DO THIS.
If they didn't---it would get very difficult to have wars.
And no one wants to give THOSE up.
Oh, people TALK about "putting an end to war" and about "peace on earth" and all of that.
But that's just talk.
When one looks at the history of Mankind one realizes one mustn't take any of that talk seriously.
Anymore than they should take seriously the concept of "freedom."
People think because they live in a more or less Democratic country that they are free.
The bars on their prison cells are just camouflaged.
July 14, 2009 Subject:
Finding the person or persons who own the radio pieces???
We're interested in obtaining the contact info for the owner of the following radio pieces:
Any info is greatly appreciated.
November 14, 2008 Subject:
There was a REAL War Going On
It looks like I see someone too young to remember or have any notion of how the USA was really like then. If you can, find the John Dos Passos trilogy "USA" where he uses words like "bohunk," "wop," and the like routinely. That was the way life was 70-80 years ago. World War II was the scariest time imaginable, especially in 1942, when it still looked like the Axis Powers had a chance to take over the world. The war propaganda was very heavy. Very little of this material has been in the public eye since. The USA was a very insular place; people had a strong sense of home. We were far away from the dangers of Europe (five days by boat, though undersea telegraph cables made photos available to the newspapers nearly instantly, airplane travel was still a novelty and quite hazardous--no weather satellites in those days), and the few places where international boundaries were close to population centers made for easy control of immigration. The federal government has little reason to watch the rest of it. News always carried the opinion of the reporter back then. People didn't go to college to take "journalism" like it has been since the 1960s. If one wrote in a way to attract readers, one could get a job in the city room those days. That is the way it was.
October 4, 2007 Subject:
The job of news reporters is to report the facts, sir, not to take sides. It is the job of the citizens to form their own opinions, not to rely on Big Brother to provide opinions for them. That's what the bad guys did, indoctrinate their people into thinking their gov't could do no wrong. Failure to abide by journalistic principles has resulted in the US falling into the same trap as Nazi Germany. Because the media has failed to report objectively, we started a war based on lies. These are great recordings to learn from. But they shouldn't be used to justify every war or every government.
April 4, 2006 Subject:
Pearl Harbor Bulletin may be a fake
These are very interesting clips from the time news was behind, not against, the US armed forces. However, according to old radio expert Elizabeth McLeod, the John Daly "We interrupt" bulletin to announce Pearl Harbor's bombing is faked. Someone years ago , according to McLeod, spliced Daly's FDR death bulletin with a regular non-bulletin of Pearl Harbor. I do not fault in any way Archive.org or anyone else who is responsible for posting this.